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    Tom's General Tso's Chicken

    Tom's General Tso's Chicken. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    WI Tom's Note:

    This isn't quite like the original, but it's my take on it. I would consider it a bit healthier than what you're served at a Chinese restaurant because there is no breading and deep-frying involved. I've never really used measurements before, so I'll do my best. As a result, you should season it to your tastes! (I prefer mine to be quite spicy)

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    Sauce Ingredients


    1. 1
      Save yourself a little time and chop the all the garlic and ginger when you make the marinade!
    2. 2
      Mix together the chili peppers, 1 tbsp ginger, 1 clove garlic, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil in a wok until sugar is dissolved. Heat it up a little just to make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Let it cool for a couple minutes.
    3. 3
      Put the chicken and broccoli into a large bowl and coat it with the flour.
    4. 4
      Pour the marinade over the chicken and broccoli; mix to coat, and marinate for at least 15 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
    5. 5
      Heat wok over high heat until very hot and add the oil.
    6. 6
      Working quickly add the ginger, garlic, chili (optional), sugar, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar and stir to combine.
    7. 7
      Add the chicken and broccoli in the wok along with the marinade and continue to cook until the chicken is brown (about 1-2 minutes).
    8. 8
      Once the chicken is brown, add the tomato paste and water (or broth) and stir it until the tomato paste is incorporated.
    9. 9
      Continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, until chicken is done and sauce has thickened.
    10. 10
      Taste the sauce and season to taste with more soy, vinegar, sugar, chiles, etc --
    11. 11
      Serve with rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2010


      We enjoyed this, a good dish and easily prepared. I didn't add the broccoli, but otherwise, followed the recipe. My only reservation, a bit salty for our taste, even tho there is no added salt in the recipe! BUT we eat virtually no salt, I think maybe the soy sauce and the chicken broth just ended up a little salty for us. Personal preference. Otherwise, very good, thank you for the recipe!! Made for I Recommnd Tag Game.

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    • on September 24, 2009


      Great dish!!!!!!!!!My nephew loves General Tso's chicken, when I found this it was terrific. I didn't have any red chilis, so I used Sambal Olek, powdered ginger, but everything else was the same. I used chicken tenders cut into chunks. Even though I made some subtitutes, it still was great. Made for I Recommend Tag. Will make this again.

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    • on April 28, 2008


      Delicious chicken, nice and spicy! The chicken had a very nice flavor and I liked the fact that it was not breaded. I used 2 T of flour but my sauce came out a little thick so I'll use less next time. Thanks for posting this yummy recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tom's General Tso's Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (186 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 350.8
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.2 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    Sodium 2177.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 2.2 g
    Protein 36.1 g

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    rice wine vinegar

    rice wine vinegar

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